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We found 17 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Port Charlotte, FL.

Dr. Avtar Thomas Ghuman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Avtar Ghuman practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Ghuman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Paul Andrew Raskauskas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Paul Raskauskas' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Patient reviews placed Dr. Raskauskas at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a surgeon and retina specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For her residency, Dr. Richter trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Glenn Leon Wing, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. In his practice, Dr. Wing focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Wing attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3195 Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hegleh is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hegleh include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Hegleh attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Ashish Govind Sharma, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Sharma is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2595 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 105
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wahl's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Wahl's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Craig Noltin Czyz, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21178 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Craig Czyz practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Czyz attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Czyz is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Spadafora is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Spadafora is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Spadafora a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2595 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 207
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. James Tietsworth, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tietsworth attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tietsworth include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tietsworth accepts. Dr. Tietsworth is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
315 E Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mandelkorn is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mandelkorn include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Mandelkorn is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Dr. Mandelkorn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Klein, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Klein focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Klein is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41; Promenades Mall
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Niffenegger is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Niffenegger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Eric Schaible practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schaible's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaible takes. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2595 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 207
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Eric Nash works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nash include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Nash attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.